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Francis/Environmental Awareness in Ghana
Capturing environmental images that depict the current state of Ghana’s environmental issues such as climate change, fumes from vehicles, excessive burning of refuse/trash, improper disposal of refuse among others.
targetWiki Commons
start date1st June
end date30 June
budget (local currency)GH7,170
budget (USD)959.807
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• fquasie(_AT_)gmail.com

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Please see the sample Photowalk application before drafting your application.

Project Goal


Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed. You can add details to each goal.

  1. Add or improve content
  2. Recruit new editors
  3. Engage existing editors
  4. Teach participants on how to upload on Wikimedia Commons

Project Plan




Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. How many walks/tours will you organize and how many people on each walk?

I will organize three (3) photo walks in two regions of Ghana - Greater Accra and Central Region. Two (2) photo walks will be organized in the Greater Accra Region, namely Tema and Accra Central, while one (1) photo walk will be in Kasoa in the Central Region.

Each photo walk will involve 5 volunteers

2. What kind of content will the walks focus on? Why is this topic a priority?
Environmental Awareness in Ghana - The World Health Organization (WHO) in 2019 calls for a reduction in plastic pollution to benefit the environment and reduce human exposure.

Many countries around the world are fighting to end the menace of environmental pollution in order to make the environment clean and healthier. It’s important to address this issue to help raise awareness and achieve the goals in making our environment clean and healthy for all of us.

The photowalk will focus on capturing environmental images that depict the current state of Ghana’s environmental issues such as climate change, fumes from vehicles, excessive burning of refuse/trash, improper disposal of refuse among others.

We would also capture the other side of environmental interventions by innovative individuals and organizations such as tree planting exercises, from trash to bin inventions by local social enterprises that seek to reverse the trend of environmental degradation among others. This photowalk is in line with the current #Wikiforhumanrights campaign that seeks more articles on global environmental issues.

3. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

We inform our affiliate through the community social media platform to alert the members about this proposal.

4. How will you let participants know about the photowalk? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

We will send emails to them, share on social media and also on community platform as well.

5. What is the plan to ensure images will be used on Wikimedia projects?

Images taken by the photographers will be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, which will be a resource for accessibility to be used on Wikimedia and Wikipedia projects. It will also serve as a resource to garner images for articles created during the Wiki for Human Rights campaign that is currently ongoing.

6. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

Participants are skilled photographers with equipment who have worked in the media and the Wikimedia community as volunteers for some years now and will contribute high quality images for the project.

7. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

Due to an increase in daily pollution on our environment, I will be happy to have this grant approved to execute this project to raise more awareness on the negative impact of environmental pollution to save our planet for future generations.



How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more:

  1. Number of participants 5
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons 200
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects 200



What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).
• Francis Quasie is a Wikimedia volunteer and a long time contributor to Wikimedia Commons on several campaigns. He is the lead organizer of this photo walk/tour project.
• Nana Darkoaa Ofori Boateng is a student volunteer and has started contributing to Wikimedia campaigns. She is passionate about the environment and will help in logistics and photos as well.
• Gameli Kofi-Bediako is a Wikimedia volunteer and a long time contributor to Wikimedia Commons and Wikimedia campaigns and projects.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.
• Transportation for the 3 photo walks Gh: 3800
• Feeding for 5 people (3 days): Gh1500
• Data/internet: Gh300
• Lodge fee + Site Fee: Gh800
• Logistics: Gh700
• Nose Mask (2) Boxes + Hand Sanitizer: Gh 70

   Total GH7,170. USD = 959.807 by https://www1.oanda.com/



Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • I support this project because it will show the real state of environmental pollution. This will go a long way to add some momentum to the call for climate action. Gkbediako (talk) 18:25, 25 March 2022 (UTC)
  • I strongly support this project because the community lags in images to enhance existing articles. This project will be one way to create that balance between articles and images on environmental issues. pambelle12 (talk) 11:44, March 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support I fully endorse this project. daSupremo 14:52, 27 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support I support this project because of the content gap it is closing. Jwale2 (talk) 14:39, 28 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support I fully and strongly support this project because it will project the real state of environmental pollution in the region. Kaffzz (talk) 10:55, 1st April2022 (UTC)
  • Support Support<nowiki> I support this project. Candidate have been an active contributor in the community and believe this is a great initiative that can yield great impact Ruby D-Brown (talk) 11:41, 1 April 2022 (UTC)